The Future And You
Ideas and opinion about the future based on verifiable facts of today.
The Future And You -- October 24, 2012

Jim Craig, Micki (of the Charlotte Geeks) and Stephen Euin Cobb are today's speakers.

Topic: Inventions which were Inspired by Science Fiction movies, books or TV. 

Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the October 24, 2012 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 66 minutes] This panel discussion was recorded before a live audience on June 2, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Science Fiction and Fantasy convention ConCarolinas.

News Items: 

[1] Japan's biggest mobile operator will launch a real-time translation service that lets people chat over the telephone in several different languages. The application for NTT DoCoMo subscribers will give two-way voice and text readouts of conversations between Japanese speakers and those talking in English, Chinese or Korean with a several-second delay, the firm said. Voice-to-text readouts will soon be available in French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai.

[2] Starvation Hormone (fibroblast growth factor-21, FGF21 for short) Markedly Extends Mouse Life Span, Without Need for Calorie Restriction.

Direct download: TFAY_2012_10_24.mp3
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